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HANSEATIC spirit - from Longyearbyen to Tromso

Expedition north-west Spitsbergen - venture into Arctic myths

HANSEATIC spirit - from Longyearbyen to Tromso
Cruise SPI2103
08.06.2021 - 18.06.2021 (10 days)
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    Cruise
    SPI2103
    Cruise dates
    08.06.2021 - 18.06.2021

    The HANSEATIC spirit will really take its time in this amazing world – for magnificent fjords and glaciers and for the wildlife in the legendary kingdom of the polar bears.


    Expedition
    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Be inspired by our cruise film and enjoy a preview of the destinations of this cruise with the HANSEATIC spirit from unique perspectives.

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    Your ship - HANSEATIC spirit

    The new expedition class

    The HANSEATIC spirit is planned to launch in May 2021. 

    The wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our ships have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Hear the ice crack as you stand on the bow. Or discover the dense mangrove forests of the Amazon from various perspectives as they pass by at arm’s length.

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    Your cabins & suites on HANSEATIC spirit

    Outside Cabin
    • approx. 22 m²/237 ft² cabins on Deck 4, 5 and 6
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Panoramic Cabin
    • approx. 21 m²/226 ft² Cabins on Deck 5
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • There is one cabin with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 404)
    French Balcony Kabine
    • approx. 21/23 m² (226 ft²/248 ft²) Cabins on Deck 6 and 7
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Balcony cabine
    • approx. 27 m²/291 ft² Cabins incl. balcony (approx. 5 m²/54 ft²) on Deck 5, 6 and 7
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Junior Suite
    • approx. 42 m²/452 ft² Suites on Deck 6 and 7
    • Private balcony (approx. 6 m²/65 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining area
    • Sleeping area with panoramic view
    • Separable beds
    • TV in living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with two sinks and rain shower
    • Steam sauna in shower area
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits
    • Coffee machine
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • Butler service
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    Grand Suite
    • approx. 71 m²/764 ft² Suites on Deck 6 and 7
    • Private veranda (approx. 16 m²/172 ft²) with space heaters
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining area
    • Sleeping area with panoramic view
    • Separable beds
    • TV in living and sleeping areas
    • Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower and veranda access
    • Steam sauna in shower area
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits
    • Coffee machine
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • Butler service
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    • Free choice of Zodiac group
    Cruise
    SPI2103
    Cruise dates
    08.06.2021 - 18.06.2021

    At anchor

    Tuesday, 08.06.2021

    Charter flight from Germany* to Longyearbyen
    Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen/Norway, departure 19.00 hrs

    Wednesday, 09.06.2021 to
    Wednesday, 16.06.2021

    Adventure in north-west Spitsbergen:
    enjoy highlights and travel to the edge of the ice depending on the circumstances (including Isfjord, Prins Karls Forland, Ny-Alesund, 14th July Glacier, Magdalenefjord, Liefdefjord (Monacobreen), Raudfjord, Amsterdamoya, Recherchefjord, Hornsund)

    At this time of year, so far north of the Arctic Circle, the sun never grows tired. In the summer months, it lights up Spitsbergen’s glistening expanse around the clock. The island group in the far north is a place of wild untameable beauty and a coastline shrouded in ice. The Dutch seafarer Willem Barents discovered the archipelago in 1596 when searching for a north-east passage to Asia. The mountains rise up to 1,700 m (5,577 ft) out of the North Atlantic and inspired Barents to name the region. The allure of the Arctic has also captivated the carefully selected team of experts who are joining you on board. They have turned their passion for geology, glaciology, history and biology into their professions and will share their knowledge in various specialisms with you during the cruise. Find out fascinating facts about how the spectacular landscapes were created, the history of their discovery and the unique polar wildlife in intriguing presentations and personal discussions. In the Arctic realms, where humans are merely minor characters, days of amazing experiences await – and the most beautiful fjords and bays lie ahead. The on-board team’s many years of polar experience will allow you to explore this remote region of surreal natural wonders first-hand. When a shout goes up of “Polar bear spotted!” the crew will react flexibly to ensure you enjoy unforgettable wildlife sightings from the deck. Only an expedition ship like the HANSEATIC spirit can manoeuvre through the ice with such spontaneity and safety. Small, manoeuvrable and with the highest ice class for passenger ships, it can even navigate the nautically demanding waters of northern Spitsbergen, where the ice conditions will determine the course as you travel to the edge of the ice. No two days are the same, and the captain continuously reroutes the ship. A new adventure awaits you on every fjord and every island. Look forward to numerous Zodiac rides and landings during these eventful days. For example on Hornsund, Spitsbergen’s most southerly fjord with its snow-capped chain of mountaintops and mighty glaciers. The artistic drawings by the scientists on board La Recherche show just how much impact the Recherchefjord made on the explorers. Gain your own impressions of this inlet surrounded by glaciers and diverse tundra, which is home to reindeer and many other creatures. Expansive tundra and peaked mountains shape the Isfjord and its neighbouring fjords – one of Spitsbergen’s largest fjord systems at over 100 km (62 mi.) long. In the home of polar bears, Arctic foxes and puffins, thrilling wildlife sightings will be the order of the day. Arctic terns attract attention with their aerial manoeuvres in Ny-Alesund, one of the world’s most northerly settlements. It was from here that Arctic explorers Amundsen and Nobile set out in 1926 in the airship Norge and became the first people to reach the North Pole. Today, a small team of researchers live here to study climate change and its effects on Arctic life. When the HANSEATIC spirit reaches the 14th July Glacier, you can experience the magnificent scenery of a gleaming blue glacier front and shifting icebergs. Surrounded by Arctic flowers, discover thick-billed murres and puffins nesting in the cliffs. The Magdalenefjord reveals yet another spectacular view, where you’ll find historic graves of whalers framed by its glacial backdrop. Surrounded by this overwhelming panorama, you will feel the power and sensitivity of nature, which also shape the Liefdefjord and the majestic Monacobreen. Watching huge blocks of firn ice fall into the sea as the white wall comes to life is simply breathtaking. Watch this spectacle from a respectful distance on the ship or in a Zodiac and, with a little luck, get up-close to seals and whales. The Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park is known for its scenic landscape of contrasts with glaciers, mountains and bays. The palpable effects of the Gulf Stream pave the way here for the HANSEATIC spirit to enter the Raudfjord, Spitsbergen’s most northerly fjord. In certain lights, the mountains take on shades of reddish brown. Amsterdamoya is home to historic man-made relics: the remains of 400-year-old ovens bear witness to the whalers who once cooked blubber here to make lamp oil. Prins Karls Forland and its large walrus population will make a particularly weighty impression. Like so many other times on this expedition, you will get closer than ever before to the wonders of the Nordic natural world. Breathe deeply – watching the unspoilt expanses of this extraordinary island group will help you see the world through new eyes. You’ll return home deeply moved, knowing that you have been part of an exclusive group of explorers on this premier route on the HANSEATIC spirit.

    Thursday, 17.06.2021

    Relaxation at sea

    Friday, 18.06.2021

    Tromso/Norway, arrival 5.00 hrs
    Charter flight from Tromso to Germany*

    * Approximately six months before departure, you will be informed at which German airport the charter flight will take off and land. n.a.

    The itinerary depends on official approval, weather and ice conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition and are not guaranteed.

    Cruise
    SPI2103
    Cruise dates
    08.06.2021 - 18.06.2021

    HANSEATIC spirit - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC spirit

    The HANSEATIC spirit is planned to launch in May 2021. 

    The wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our ships have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Hear the ice crack as you stand on the bow. Or discover the dense mangrove forests of the Amazon from various perspectives as they pass by at arm’s length.

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    Cabins & Suites

    In the HANSEATIC spirit cabins and suites, curved lines, natural colours and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

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    Restaurants

    Come with us on a culinary voyage of discovery around the globe: on board, three spacious first-class restaurants create a unique and indulgent combination of expedition spirit and international gourmet cuisine. Spend your days and evenings however you wish thanks to flexible mealtimes, a free choice of seating and attentive 24-hour cabin service.

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    Fitness & Wellness

    A breathtaking Zodiac ride, a challenging hike, a day in the Arctic ice – then close your eyes, feel the heat and indulge your senses.

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    Knowledge on board

    Your shore excursions and Zodiac rides will be accompanied by countless natural wonders that will leave you speechless. But to see the bigger picture, you need to understand the background. The HANSEATIC nature & HANSEATIC inspiration takes your expedition to the next level with fascinating presentations, personal studies in the Ocean Academy and the perfect equipment for the research trip of your life.

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    Binoculars allow you to delve deep into the wonders of our planet
    Cruise
    SPI2103
    Cruise dates
    08.06.2021 - 18.06.2021
    Cruise
    SPI2103
    Cruise dates
    08.06.2021 - 18.06.2021
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